Clinton = first woman US president?

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Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Dragonbones » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:00

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/26/opini ... ?hpt=hp_c3

This opinion piece argues that the nomination is hers, if she wants it, and outlines her many strengths and experience. Some don't see her accomplishments as SOS as 'great', but I think that's partly the result of the difficulties of the situations (Iran, Israel & the Palestinians, North Korea, Russia, etc.). She's certainly been competent and hardworking, and I would trust her at the helm of the nation more than many of the politicians either side has put forward in recent years. At least one recent poll found she had broad support from voters, as well, with favorable opinions of her from "91 percent of Democrats, 65 percent of Independents and a high of 37 percent of Republicans". Is 37% from the latter group high?

Then again, I don't follow politics that closely, and can usually benefit from seeing some better informed opinions from others. What do you think?
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Doogie Howser MD » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:08

I would vote for her, but I think she will not run. I think Biden will make a good president, too.
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby maoman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 14:35

She's a smart woman and would make an impressive president, I think. Even Paul Ryan gives her props:
Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as chief of staff of the White House or president of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now," Ryan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "[But] that’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.”

For some reason I think she'd be more ballsy than Obama, who is a bit of a shrinking violet when it comes to pursuing his agenda. Or maybe it's just the obstacles in his path, which are surely formidable. Still, I think Hillary would be a tougher cookie in almost every respect.
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Icon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 14:43

Dunno, in Latin America, the "wife of te expresident" running for president has become a cliche. It does not really work. She comes to power saddled with both his and her issues. In this case, Clinton will have a lot of flanks to be attacked from -too many skeletons in the closet to choose from, personal, Bengazi, past scandals regarding trading, etc- to make her presidency as effecetive as it could be.

Yes, it would be nice to see a woman president at a time when in the US there is so much backlash due to the economic recession, and more women friendly policies would certainly reinvigorate the economy, but the second does not exactly follow the first.
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Bubbha » Mon Jan 28, 2013 14:48

Hillary would kick Republican ass, unlike Obama, who keeps reaching across the aisle to appease the unappeasable, take-a-mile-when-given-an-inch Republicans. She would be a great president. Look how she kicked the GOP butts on the "Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!" nontroversy.

Biden is too old, and is seen as too much of a gaffe machine, despite being a very effective negotiator. He's 70 now; that means he would be 74 when he starts and 82 when his second term is up. Reagan was 69 when he became prez; Hillary would be the same.
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Doogie Howser MD » Mon Jan 28, 2013 15:00

Hillary tried to get health care reform passed, but Obama did it. He got results without worrying about looking good doing it.

Hillary and Biden are probably both too old for the job.
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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby Bu Lai En » Mon Jan 28, 2013 22:54

The Clintons are right-wing hawks. I'd like to see a real inspirational candidate for a change.

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Re: Clinton = first woman US president?

Postby TainanCowboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:51

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